Goodyz launches free mobile Gig Guide in South Africa

Goodyz, in partnership with BuzzCity’s JAMsked, has launched a free mobile gig guide aimed at South African users and bands. It is free both for users to access and use the guide, and for bands to advertise their gigs on it.

Justin Lavers, Huge Media’s marketing manager, explains: “With Goodyz, we are continually looking for ways to add value to our users’ mobile phone experience, at little or no cost to them. We have been providing free music tracks to our users since our launch last year, and these have been extremely well received, showing that music is important to them. It follows then that an online mobile Gig Guide is a great tool to have on your phone – especially if it is free!”

The Goodyz Gig Guide gives fans instant details of all live music gigs and concerts coming up in their locations. Fans are further able to search the guide for gigs that match their tastes, by Artist, Dates, Genre, Location and Price.

The guide is available to all Goodyz users through a one-click hot-link embedded in the Goodyz application, and can be accessed by non-Goodyz users directly from the web site.

Goodyz is a smartphone application that works on the Symbian (Nokia, Samsung, LG and Sony) and Blackberry operating systems. It displays customized, funky and engaging content and ads to users, and rewards users for seeing ads with free services and content items – including wallpapers, music, games and ringtones.

Goodyz also allows users to comment on and interact with the content, and over time builds a close understanding of what the user wants – which then enables Goodyz to deliver an even better experience to the user.

Lavers is upbeat but evasive on what will be Goodyz’ next development: “Our vision is for Goodyz to be the ultimate digital companion to our users, enthralling, entertaining, enlightening and educating them on an ongoing basis. We are working on some great partnership prospects, to move us closer to this nirvana!”

The Goodyz Gig Guide can be accessed directly from the site – where users with compatible phones can also download and install the full Goodyz application free of charge. Bands can upload their gig listings to the guide, also free of charge, at:

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Goodyz launches free mobile Gig Guide in South Africa